Evergreen variety of blackberry, the most common grown in the
Pacific Northwest. Makes 5 gallons.
all equipment and utinsils with bisulfite solution (5
tsp potassium bisulfite in 1 cup water).
fruit into straining bag, tie bag and add to fermenter.
3. Add all
ingredients EXCEPT for the last TWO.
to dissolve sugar. Starting Gravity should be about
and let sit overnight to allow SO2 to be released.
yeast on top of juice (must). Temperture should be 70-80 deg.
6. The next
day, stir top half of must. Repeat daily until specific gravity
lowers to 1.040 (4 or 5 days).
gravity reads 1.040 remove bag of fruit. Press and strain juice
from pulp and discard the pulp. Siphon must into secondary vessel,
like a carboy. top up with water to minimize airspace and attach
wine again in 3-4 weeks when gravity reads 1.010 to 1.000. Add 1
tsp bisulfite solution per gallon of must.
wine is clear (2-3 months) stabilize to prevent renewed
fermentation and sweeten with wine conditioner to taste if too
can be consumed at this point, but will benefit with aging of 6
months to one year.
2/1/2014 – I am looking to purchase the kiwi fruit wine base. I use 6 gallon carboys. Should I use 2 cans of the fruit base or will one be sufficient for a good tasting wine?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Two cans will give a more flavorful, full bodied wine.
3/5/2012 – Do I have to buy the ingredients necessary to make the wine seperate from the wine base kit?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes. Other ingredients required are: acid blend, yeast nutrient, pectic enzyme, campden tablets or bisulfite, potassium sorbate and wine yeast.If you are after an "all-in-one" fruit wine kit, we have those too. See link below.
5/17/2010 – what is your phone number?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: We can be reached at (425) 355-8865Our toll free order number is (800) 850-2739
5/3/2008 – how much volume does one of these kits produce?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: This is not a kit, per se, but a large can of berries and juice. To make wine, you would need to add sugar, yeast and some other additives. Typically, one can is used to make up to 5 gallons of wine.
1/26/2008 – I live about an hour (if traffic is good) from the address on your website. Do you have an actual store or is everything here based solely online?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, we have an actual brick-and-mortar store in Everett, WA. People actually walk in and buy stuff!Our address is:Homebrew Heaven9121 Evergreen WayEverett, WA 98204Heck, you can actually call us on the phone, too! It's 425-355-8865. A person will actually answer as long as it's business hours!
11/5/2006 – I live in Seattle, can I come and pick up the bottles in Everett? Do you have a "brick and mortar" store?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: You sure can. It is literally made of bricks and mortar, in South Everett. Our address is:Homebrew Heaven9121 Evergreen WayEverett, WA 98204425-355-8865Hours are 10am-6:30pm Monday-Friday and 10am-5pm on Saturdaysand 10am-3pm on Sundays
1/11/2006 – I have been making fruit wines from the complete wine kits for a couple years and developed a real liking for sweet fruity wines. Could I use your fruit wine base and add some puree to get a fruiter wine flavor, if so would it added at the beginning or at the end of the process.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, you can do that. Add it at the beginning of the process so that the sugars will ferment out properly. After fermentation, stabilize, and re-sweeten to taste.
3/28/2005 – My first batch turned out great!! Now I would like to make a 5 gal batch with 2 cans of concentrate. Do I double all ingrediants or what?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Not necessarily. With the other ingredients, yes, but you will need to measure the sugar level to determnine how much to add. Bring the potential alcohol level up to no more than say, 11-13% prior to fermentation. That added can of concentrate has a lot of sugar content, and it's easy to get carried away!
11/13/2004 – To make 5 gallons of blackberry wine..is it better to add 1 can of base and 1 can of puree for a better aroma and taste??
Response From Homebrew Heaven: More fruit means more fruit flavor. Shouldn't make much difference which is used (or both).
10/10/2004 – A friend of mine is into making wine at home in his spare time. I asked him what it would take to make me some fruity wines, perhaps a blueberry or blackberry wine. He said I would need a fruit puree enough to make 5 gallons. My main question is this, would I be better off to purchase the Oregan fruit puree or the wine fruit base of my . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: I would go with the fruit wine bases. They are larger than the cans of puree, and are made for wine. A recipe is on each can.Shipping time depends on where you live(?)...typically, ground shipment takes 5-7 business days if you are east of the Mississippi, and less if you are closer to us. We are located in Everett, WA.We accept VISA . . .
9/13/2004 – Do you need to cursh and press the fruit in the Vinter's Harvest fruit wine bases like you would grapes? Does this require a press, or can you mke a puree in your blender and then press the juice out of a nylon bag with your hands? Would you please go over how to process the fruit from these cans so you can make wine from it. Thanks.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: No, the fruit it these cans is already crush, and "soupy" consistancy. All you need to do is add the sugar, additives, yeast and ferment away. Using a nylon straining is convenient because it holds back most of the pulp, and is easily removed from your fermenter.
8/2/2004 – i was looking for a plum fruit base & came across your complete package for wine making for fruit bases. does it come with instructions on how much of each ingredient is needed & would i then be able to buy that & then 3 cans of fruit base to make 15 gallons of wine? how much sugar is needed?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: The fruit bases come with a recipe (instructions) on each can. Recipes (5 gallons)typically call for:one can of fruit base6 cans of water (4.5 gallons)11 lbs of table sugar7 tsp Acid Belnd3 tsp Yeast Nutrient3 tsp Pectic Enzyme1 tsp Tannin5 tsp bisufite solution (potassium bisufite mixed with water)1 pckg wine yeast 2.5 . . .
6/7/2004 – First off I really love your store and web site and all it has to offer....I just started making Liqueurs and have been enjoying it well with fresh fruit...But was just wondering...Would the Fruit Wine Bases here work in making Liqueurs
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Thank you for the kind words about our website!Yes, the fruit wine bases will work just fine.
4/10/2004 – approxamately , how many of pounds of fresh berries would one 96 ounce of fruit base be equal to?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: I have never seen a conversion for that. I would guess maybe 12-15 lbs? Just a guess, however.
10/31/2003 – Instead of ordering your peach wine base, would a large can of peaches from the grocery store work just as well?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Probably not. Most canned fruits at the grocery store have been sweetened AND treated with preservatives that would prevent it from fermenting properly.
7/28/2003 – Even though you say one unit of fruit base will make 5 Gal. if I use one and a half or two units will I get a richer flavor and a fuller body wine?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, absolutely! Just be sure to cut down on the sugar a bit. Shoot for a 1.090 (or so) specific gravity.
7/7/2003 – Can the Blackberry fruit wine base be used in making mead? Could I use 12 lbs. of honey instead of sugar or corn sugar?Thanks,Jeff
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Absolutely! We are only limited by our imagination and common sense. This easily fits into both. It will take longer to ferment, is all, and will require more aging to really bring out the flavors.Technically, this would be called a "melomel" (fruit mead).
6/23/2003 – Is one unit of base enough to make 5 gallons of wine? What is the cost of shipping?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes; along with sugar, yeast etc. For a really FULL flavored wine, we recommend using two cans.The cost of shipping depends on where you live (not available to me) and how you want it shipped. You can determine the shipping cost, however, by adding the item to your online shopping cart, and then clicking on "Determine Shipping and Sales . . .
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